Violent Methane Storms on Titan May Explain Strange Dunes

April 13, 2015 8:11 PM

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Violent Methane Storms on Titan May Explain Strange Dunes

A methane ice cloud is seen over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in December 2006. Scientists suspect that intense methane storms on Titan may also sculpt towering dunes at the moon's equator.

Rare tropical methane storms could help solve the mystery of how strange, giant dunes form on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, researchers say.

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